US President Joe Biden speaks on the Omicron variant at the White House on Monday. Photo: Bloomberg
US President Joe Biden speaks on the Omicron variant at the White House on Monday. Photo: Bloomberg

Joe Biden cautions against ‘panic’ over Omicron coronavirus variant, urges boosters

  • The US president says his team does not believe new vaccines are needed, but is already working with Pfizer and Moderna on contingency plans
  • Biden will issue a new strategy later this week to combat a winter Covid-19 surge, but says the US will not implement further lockdowns or shutdowns

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
US President Joe Biden speaks on the Omicron variant at the White House on Monday. Photo: Bloomberg
US President Joe Biden speaks on the Omicron variant at the White House on Monday. Photo: Bloomberg
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